Jeffrey M. Berry
American Politics, Political Behavior
John Richard Skuse Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1974
Jeffrey Berry's research has
focused on policymaking in Washington, interest groups, Massachusetts politics,
nonprofits, and urban government. He is the author of many books, including
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy, which won the American Political Science
Association's Gladys Kammerer Award, and Lobbying and Policy Change and
A Voice for Nonprofits, each of which received the Leon Epstein Best Book
Award. His book, The New Liberalism, was awarded the Aaron Wildavsky best
book award by the Policy Studies Association. Other books include The Oxford
Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups, The Interest Group
Society, and The Challenge of Democracy. Berry is the recipient of
the Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award and the Tufts Distinguished
Berry is currently working on two
projects. With Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts Sociology) he is completing a book on
The Outrage Industry, a study of cable news, talk radio, and the political
blogosphere. It will be published by Oxford University Press in September, 2013.
Articles from this project are listed below.
With Kent Portney (Tufts Political Science) he has conducted extensive research on sustainable cities.
Drawing on surveys of administrators, city councilors, and interest group
leaders in 50 American cities, he and Portney are trying to determine what leads
cities to pursue sustainability. Some of their papers are listed below.
"Sophomore Seminar: Politics in the City"
"Presidency and the Executive Branch"
"Congress, Bureaucracy, and Public Policy"
"Nonprofits and Civil Society"
"New Media, New Politics"
Publications & Working Papers
The Outrage Industry:
Urban Politics and Sustainability:
- "Interest Group Participation In City Politics" (with Kent E. Portney),
paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association,
New Orleans, August 2012
- "Civil Society and Sustainable Cities" (with Kent E. Portney),
paper delivered at the Princeton Conference on Environmental Politics,
Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, December, 2011.
A revised version of this paper is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies.
- "The Group Basis of City Politics" (with Kent E. Portney),
paper delivered at the annual meeting of the American Political
Science Association, Seattle, WA, September 2011. A revised version of this paper is
forthcoming in the edited volume, Nonprofits and Advocacy (Johns Hopkins University Press).
- "Power and Interest
Groups in City Politics", Rappaport Institute for
Greater Boston, Kennedy School of Government
Lobbying and Policy Change:
Strengthening America's Nonprofits Project:
The New Liberalism:
Surveys and Research Documents: